Peter Bailey is a British illustrator. He has illustrated 140 books, including the Folio Society's edition of His Dark Materials.[1]


Early life

Bailey was born in India where his father worked on the railways. When he was four, his family returned to London where his father found at a job at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Fascinated by the collections in the museum, Bailey began to draw.[2]

Study and work

Bailey studied illustration at Brighton Art School, where he met his future wife, Sian. After working as a freelance artist for five years, he took a teaching position at the Liverpool art school. In 1997, Bailey left his job and became a full-time illustrator.[2]

Notes and references

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